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Lens is broken

My daughter's polaroid (I533) broke a week ago after she bought it with her own graduation money. she has only had the camera four months. the lens is broke. part of the lens is out and part is in and we can't get it to straighten out. any suggestions?

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Re: lens is broken

My daughter just had this problem with her camera. The camera was off with the lens barrel extended. When I looked at it closely, I noticed that the inner part of the lens barrel was at a slight angle to the camera. I pushed firmly on the low side of the inner part of the barrel, and it popped the rest of the way out. Camera works fine now. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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